What’s a Cardlet, pray tell? A Cardlet is a small motif, complete with background, sentiment and character that combine to make small card or layers onto a larger card. We’re delighted to introduce you to the Sweet Cardlets Collection.
Becca Feeken sent over these lovely dies and watercolors for me to try.
Sweet Cardlets show up in a Glimmer format with a matching die. They are metal plates that are used in the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System to transfer foil to paper through a combination of heat and pressure. The Glimmer machine base is rolled through your die cut machine to deliver that pressure. As long as you have a machine that can accommodate thick dies – like steel rule dies, you’re all set. A word to the wise, it is very addicting. (Compatibility charts on the Spellbinders website)
The Inspiration behind Sweet Cardlets
We gotta fess up here. There’s no such word as cardlets, yep, Becca straight up made it up. You have to agree though, it sounds really cute, right? Well that was the inspiration behind sweet cardlets. As you can imagine it has something to do with cards and moreover, little cards.
Always mindful of the budget, Becca wanted to create a collection where each set is all you need to make a little card. Sweet Cardlets are small motifs with a 3″ x 3″ footprint. Each has a background, a main character and several sentiments.
We found it the right size to fit on an A2 card and even to layer onto an A7 card. In fact, the 3″ background can be repeated for a long background or a larger background. Dies cut out each main character and three sentiments with each set give you lots of options.
Each of our Creative Team members will show you their take on cards made with the Sweet Cardlets Collection. Today we’re all using Jane Davenport Watercolors in some technique to show off Sweet Cardlets.
My Projects For Today
For my projects today I have used the very beautiful Amazing Paper Grace Lovely Ladybug Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set Sweet Cardlets by Becca Feeken and the Heart Felt Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set Sweet Cardlets by Becca Feeken.
Here are what the dies look like:
And here are the projects that I have made – a card and coordinating box using watercolours and hot foiling. I have created the background by foiling with Opal Glimmer Foil on watercolour card. I have then used the watercolours to highlight the resist effect of the foiling. The box has a shaker element to add a fun element to the project.
I have used the watercolours to colour my flowers and leaves so the colours matched with the background image that I had hot foiled and then coloured. The result is coordinating colours in the flowers and background that is harmonious to the eye.
Here is the Spellbinders video showing amazing new samples as well as a walkthrough of the entire collection:
Sweet Cardlets Availability:
These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: Sweet Cardlets Collection
Sweet Cardlets Collection Blog Hop!
Click on the links to each member, they’re waiting to inspire you to create something beautiful:
You could win an Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month! Enter to win on our new Instagram Account https://www.instagram.com/amazingpapergrace_creates/. All of the entry details are there, look for this image below:
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